Blur Announce Intimate UK Warm-Up gigs
Blur have announced a run of intimate UK warm-up shows for this spring. They will play gigs in Colchester, Eastbourne, Wolverhampton and Newcastle.
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The upcoming concerts will mark Blur’s first headline performances since 2015 when they toured in support of their eighth and most recent album, The Magic Whip.
At the first London date, the group will be joined by special guests Slowthai, Self Esteem and Jockstrap. The second Wembley stop-off is set to be opened by Paul Weller, The Selector, and a DJ set from six-time world snooker champion Steve Davis.
Blur’s lead guitarist, Graham Coxon, recently described playing Wembley Stadium for the first time as a dream come true. He said: “Turns out it’s incredibly difficult to arrange something like this, you know, the technical resources, the staff, the places to play. All of these things are in very, very short supply. So it went right up to the wire, but it’s very hard to turn something like that down.
“We’re a band that’s done almost everything it’s possible to do … what an iconic place, what an iconic venue. It’s just incredibly exciting.” He added: “It’s one of these iconic places that are secretly up on your bucket list, even though you pretend they’re not. I sincerely hope we are a band that can fill a stadium like that. I don’t want there to be four people and a dog.”
Blur warm-up shows
19th May: Colchester – Arts Centre
21st May: Eastbourne – Winter Gardens
26th May: Wolverhampton – The Halls
28th May: Newcastle – O2 City Hall